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Andy Burnham vows to end ‘callous culture’ of social care

The mayoral candidate for Great Manchester outlines plans for a fully-integrated health and social care service

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All eyes on the metro mayors

UNISON wants to see public services at the top of the agenda during the metro mayor elections

Voices from Europe: UNISON's EU migrant members

Lords back EU migrants’ right to remain

Setback for government’s ‘repugnant’ use of EU migrants as Brexit bargaining chips

EU migrant members speak up for right to remain

UNISON is supporting a day of lobbying and celebration in defence of its EU migrant members

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Fighting back against the cyber bullies

A local councillor from Wales spoke to UNISON members about her experience of cyber abuse

The rise and rise of food banks

A run on the bank

The rise of food banks are the most visible face of the poverty crisis affecting the UK in 2017 – they’re the country’s new emergency service. We spent a few days at one to find out more

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Food banks hope to give Britain’s ‘hidden poor’ a festive Christmas

As Britain succumbs to a poverty crisis, food banks are calling on people’s support to help those less fortunate, including children, who are facing hunger

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Beating the Big C – cancer, and the council

For many people, working outdoors in the sun is a blessing. But for refuse loader David Lewis, living in the shadow of skin cancer, it became a curse

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UNISON calls for energy equality for the UK’s worst-off users

‘Thousands die each winter because they cannot afford to heat their homes’, union and campaign group Fuel Poverty Action warn

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The price of fashion

The collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh shocked the world – since then, UNISON has helped the garment workers fight for their rights

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Dave Prentis calls for full transparency on EU negotiations

General secretary will urge the government to consult trade unions throughout negotiations to leave the European Union when he meets cabinet minister David Davis

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CETA is not dead yet, UNISON warns

With the EU-Canada trade deal in limbo, the union calls for full parliamentary scrutiny of all post-Brexit trade agreeements

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‘What kind of world have we created?’

Director Ken Loach talks about his acclaimed new film, which deals with the ‘conscious cruelty’ of the benefits system, leading people towards food banks and homelessness

UNISON working ‘tirelessly’ for teaching assistants

The union is fighting to protect the pay of thousands of its teaching assistant members around the UK

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A matter of life and death

The NHS is continually criticised by its government regulator for being in the red – but it’s the beleaguered services that really matter